Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Pancharama Kshetras Timings Route map

Pancharama Kshetras Timings Route map

1. Draksharamam Temple

It is said that Surya Bhagavan fixed Siva linga at Bhimavaram by worshiping and building the temple.
Sri Bhimeswara Temple is a two-storeyed building having Dviprakanas.  These stone boundary walls rise to a considerable height. The temple can be approached by four Dwaras (gates) on the cardinal directions and each of them has gopuram over it. The western gopuram is relatively bigger than the other three Gopuram viz., north, east and south.

2. Kumararama Temple

Kumara Swamy had installed the Siva Linga here.From inscriptions, it is known that this temple was built by Eastern Chalukyan king Bhima during 9th and 10th centuries.

3. Somarama Temple

It is believed that Chandra (Soma or Moon) installed Linga here by worshipping the Idol.
Linga inside the Sanctum  Sanctorum keeps changing the colours from White to brown. On a full moon day, Linga appears in pure white colour and it will be Brown on No moon day (Amavasya day)
It is said that the Moon God worshipped Lord Siva to get rid of his sins. Temple tank Chandra Pushkarini located opposite to the temple is called by Soma Gundam.

4, Amararama Temple

Amaravati Temple is as holy as the Varanasi Temple in the Northern India and the river Krishna is as holy as the River Ganga which flows next to Varanasi Temple.
Lord Indra with his Guru Brihaspati established the first and biggest piece and named the Lord as Amareswara.

5. Ksheerarama Temple

Lord Vishnu Installed Siva Linga here.  From the inscriptions, it is known that this temple was built by the King Bheemeswara in the year 918 A.D. The main deity inside the Sanctum Sanctorum is of 2 feet height. It is known from the inscriptions that Great poets Nanayya, Thikkana, Srinatha visited this shrine.

Best way to visit Pancharama Temples

Lord SivaLocation
Bhimeswara Swamy TempleDraksharamam
Amaralingeswara Swamy TempleAmaravathi
Someswara Swamy TempleBhimavaram
Ksheeramalingeswara Swamy TemplePalakollu
Kumara Bhimeswara Swamy TempleSamarlakota

Pancharama Temples Route map

Amararama Temple <-> Kumararama Temple <-> Ksheerarama Temple <-> Draksharamam Temple <-> Somarama Temple.
It is advisable to start from Somarama so that devotees can start their pilgrimage after taking bath at the Sea.

Pancharama Kshetras Timings Route map